Nostalgia

Ramnik kaka's pics

your comments

KHANDALA

The photos of the landscape in this gallery are very powerful and awe inspiring!
Vispy

MAHABLESHWAR 58

Love the composition of this one.
~ Suchit
http://hershy.smugmug.com/gallery/3271622/1/192997202/Medium

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How nice to have such memories!
~ Suchit
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Very nice photos! Shared one such sunset with my Mom just before she passed away!
Thanks.
Rashmi
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The man-on-tree in Mahabaleshwar is probably a toddy-tapper. He would draw neera from the tree and later ferment it into toddy.
Excellent pics.
Sunil (P)
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MAHABLESHWAR 58-59

Harsh, you have changed so little! :-)) Fun!! Thanks!
Rashmi
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Harsh, Love the pic #25/28. Priceless!! :) Though others are real good, they indeed confirm the tranquility what I thought was norm of bygone days.
Shishir
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You could run an exhibition of these photographs! really clear and very nostalgic!
Vispy
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MATHERAN

This is such an adorable picture!
~ Suchit
http://hershy.smugmug.com/gallery/3342870/1/186287820/Medium

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:)
I've seen Jay/Vinnie pictures on the horse and now I see where that comes from! :)
~ Suchit
http://hershy.smugmug.com/gallery/3342870/2/186287070/Medium
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Damn cute photos, yaar!! You were in a hunter mode then I see!! Unfortunately, all of my parents such photos parished in the great flood of 2004 in Juhu scheme!! Thats why its all the more fun to see these and think back on similar fun I had....thanksfor sharing.

Rashmi
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what a cute looking boy you were...
Lakshmi
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Interesting. One place that will look exactly today like it did in the pictures - well almost.
JJ

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CHAMANLAL JAVERI FAMILY

What priceless images - amazingly sharp and clear! Great vintage value I'm sure.
~ Suchit

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Fun!! What a time it was between two world wars! Wish I could say I was there! :-)
Rashmi
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Great pics !!!
All of them are surprisingly clear and sharp !
The originals must've been preserved in pristine condition for the scanned ones to come out so well :)
Khushnood
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Kushnood
The pictures are scanned from negatives and some of them are in very good condition

 

The double exposures are super! I liked the one where your uncle is playing the hawaiian guitar!
Vispy
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The double exposures were tricky too as his camera was totally manual without an exposure meter! He did have a separate Weston exposure meter but most of the times he set the aperture and speed on his own.

 

REPUBLICDAY

We used to do this too...coming allthe way from Parla! IT was ariot! Thanks for putting it on the web to re-live those childhood days, filled with National pride of a newly free India!
Rashmi
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I remember those regular night outings to see the lights all over town. Can't remember the daytime parades. Going out in an open truck loaded with goodies must have been great fun. Is Dev Karan Nanjee Banking Co the Opera House corner?
Ciao,
-JJ
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Those were the days my friend!!! The euphoria of the republic day... the magnificient lighting all over the city!!! And the weather.... always a cold day in Bombay on Jan 26th! used to wait to see coconut oil freezing over....temperature 11 degrees with a chill wind sweeping the city Cheers! WFAV
Vispy
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Those ARE real nice pics, I posted a comment @ nighttime pics from a Lori. Oh, I do remember so fondly.
Shishir
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AJANTA & ELLORA

I wonder if the politicians who talk about "hindu Culture" ever visited the caves to see and analyse what the culture of India was! These photos are so stark that each of the murals and frescos and carvings at the caves I am sure have a story of their own! The dominant religions of the day Buddhism Jainism and the followers of the sashtras is all depicted on the wall and yet I wonder why they chose caves?? Persecution? The gallery is super!
Vispy
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Beautiful photos!
Thanks.
Rashmi
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BOMBAY

Some of these pictures are historic. I realise you don't want to tamper with such pictures but feel that their value can be enhanced by judicious cropping.
Sunil Pandya

I agree that some of the pics will look better cropped and that can be done as I still have the negatives and can work on the scanned images. The main reason for not doing that is time. There are just too many photographs to deal with - his and mine - so first priority is to get them into digital format. Then maybe...
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Awesome photos! Thanks for finding them and posting.
# 5 is lovely, and brings back the story of Kabuliwala to mind....
#12 is amazing as one can see not only the museum and Taj, but Elphinstone College and Regal Cinema and the highcourt?
What a pleasure! Should be preserved in a museum, don't you think?
Rashmi

Photo #12 - No it's not the high court as it would be on the other (back) side. If you mean the building with the squarish roof then that's the one opposite Regal theatre which houses the old shop Philips Antiques.
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Rajabai Tower in storm light is terrific. Is there any identification of the building in picture 5?
Cheers.
-JJ 

Sorry, have no idea what area it is.
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Hey Harsh

These are really nice pics. My only suggestion would be that may be you should NOT post them on web!! See if you can take it into Photoshop > Sharpen to taste & then publish it as nice 14x14 black cloth/linen hardbound book, where images are only on right side-one per page with a fat white border. A true cocktail book, while caption/writings are on left side, but only in a square i.e. 2x2. If possible put that old fashioned tracing paper (one which comes in old albums, with doily type patterns). That will do justice, preferably do a hard linen covered sleeve to house the book. A 14x14 book which could use 13 high paper that can be printed on Epson R2400-like mine as it uses K3 ink or a new one R3800.     

Im happy (read envy) for you for your find.

Shishir

Thanks for your suggestion. My niece saw some of the pictures on my computer and suggested having an exhibition! Putting them in an album is a great idea but then that can only be shared with those who come come.

Another problem is that there are so many photos to go through - most have a memory value - and that is going to take a long time and then there are my own pictures to be scanned! Unfortunately my lot are in a mess, unlike those of Ramnikkaka's!

So... while your suggestion is great it'll have to keep for a while UNLESS you want to make the album yourself?!?

Thanks again
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hi mama,
mumbai soooooo many yeare back....is like wandering in a dream...
madhavi.
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These are super!! Priceless!!
Roopal
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Hi! Harsh
Nice pictures well framed
Is that your house behind the fallen trees??
regards
Chetan

Don't think so.

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Mahabaleshwar 60 & 61

It was very interesting to see the Mahableshwar of the 60's! ...To what I saw in 2006 (my first visit maybe) -the lake, the surroundings, and the sunset!

Even though your family pictures, it shows how kids used to have fun then -in the innocent way, without video games, computers/ mobiles/ tv-sets/etc etc...
 
Thanks for sharing..
Roopal
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Harshkaka I thoroughly enjoyed going through the photographs. cheers to you
for taking so much trouble and bringing back aii the old memories!!
thanks
Kalpana
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Hi- The gallery is absolutely fascinating- I guess your family beat Aamir Khan at the game of making Lagaan
the cricket photos and the grandeur of the old cars and the way we used to dress are all historical pointers
on progress or otherwise in this country! By the way is that a Chevvy or a buick the logo wasn't too clear.
Vispy

That's a Chevy and it was a beauty to drive!
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AWESOME!
I even am going to copy a blouse style from one of the photos!
Thsi is how I want to remember Mahabaleshwar.....not what
is today!
Thanks.
Rashmi
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I visited the Mahabaleshwar nostalgia section!
We take a vacation in Panchgani (Hotel Mount View) at least once in 2 years...
I must say it was an eye-opener for me... 

And you don't look too different when you were 4 - 5 years old :D)))
I recognised you quite fast !

Kushnood
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Saw each and every picture featuring you. Tried in vain to find a resemblance. Perhaps I should see you in a beret today and then try again.
JJ
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I have always believed that colour photography almost always hides flaws of the photographer. Shooting in black and white is an art that is amply defined in some of the photographs in this gallery! And as usual the photos have a great sense of balance.
Vispi
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Amazing! Nice to see places look so unspoiled and lush.
Mamtaben's (name correct?) daughter looks exactly like her!!
You have not changed much and used to dress much more stylish then!  :-))
Uruben and you seem very close as you were always together in many photos.....Good to see how somethigs don't change!

Rashmi

Hey Harsh,

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